disaster training

Every third weekend in March Rolling Hills Ministries provides Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief Training. Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer leaders from around the state come to Temple Baptist Church in Ruston to lead the training. Disaster Relief Training also happens across North Louisiana as needed. All members of Southern Baptist Churches are encouraged to take part of this amazing ministry.

training manuals


Temple Baptist Ruston: APRIL 12 & 13, 2024

Temple Ruston
7:30-8:30, Registration/Coffee/Donuts
8:30-10:45, Attend One Course

  • Chainsaw, Craig Bond
  • Mud out/Ash out, TBA
  • Assessment, Daniel Barnes
  • Feeding, Stan Statem & John Cowling
  • Forklift, Bubba Kirkland
  • Chaplaincy, Joe Arnold, Clark & Gail Fooshe

10:45-11:00, Break

11:00-12:00, Preston Condra, Evangelism Speaker

12:00-12:45, Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

12:45-1:30, Intro to SBDR

1:00-3:45, Attend Second Course
(Opportunity to get trained in another course)

  • Chainsaw, Craig Bond
  • Mud out/Ash out, TBA
  • Assessment, Daniel Barnes
  • Feeding, Stan Statem & John Cowling
  • Forklift, Bubba Kirkland
  • Chaplaincy, Joe Arnold, Clark & Gail Fooshe


Basic information:

First-time Attendee: $40, includes hat, shirt, background check, badge, and training materials.

  • Chaplain Part 1 and Part 2: $40.00
  • Renewal: $15
  • DR Shirt: $15
  • Background Check: $10
  • DR Hat: $10
  • Badge $5
  • Cross Training: Free (previously trained and desiring to attend a new training.)

Promotional materials

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In 1998 Rolling Hills became the disaster relief coordinating agency for the Louisiana Baptist Convention in North Central Louisiana. This work is done in cooperation with the North American Mission Board. Since that time, the ministry has trained over 1,000 disaster relief volunteers. Rolling Hills Ministries has several units in its disaster fleet including a mobile feeding unit that can produce 25,000 meals per day. In 2002, volunteers with the Rolling Hills’ Feeding Unit responded to Houma, LA and produced 101,000 meals. After September 11, 2001 Rolling Hills sent five teams to work in New York City. In 2004, Rolling Hills’ Feeding Unit was activated to Alabama and Florida. During that activation over 75,000 meals were prepared. As a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 more than 226,000 meals were produced on the Rolling Hills Unit. We were activated to Lafayette and Sulfur following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. During this six week activation over 95,000 meals were produced. In 2009 the ministry added two more units to its disaster fleet including a 40 KW Generator and a shower trailer.

Disaster Relief experience

1998- Hurricane George
1999- Benton Tornado
1999- Mulhall Tornado
2001- Tropical Storm Allison
2001- Ground Zero, New York
2002- T.S. Isidore
2002- Hurricane Lili
2004- Hurricane Charley
2004- Hurricane Francis
2004- Hurricane Ivan
2004- Hurricane Jeanne
2000- Castor Tornado
2005- Hurricane Dennis
2005- Hurricane Katrina & Emily
2005- Hurricane Rita
2005- Hurricane Wilma
2005- Fryeburg Tornado
2007- Missouri Ice Storm
2007- Choudrant Train Derailment
2008- Hurricane Gustav

2008- Macon, GA Tornado
2008- Hurricane Ike
2008- Iowa Floods
2009- Dodson Tornado
2012- N. LA. Tornado/Storms
2012- Hurricane Issac
2012- Alabama Tornado
2013- Moore, OK Tornado
2014- Monroe Tornado
2015- Caddo/Bossier Parish Tornados
2015- Red River Flooding
2016- North Louisiana Flood
2016- South Louisiana Flood
2017- Hurricane Harvey
2018- Hurricane Michael
2019- Ruston Tornado
2020- Monroe Tornado
2020- Hurricane Laura
2022- Hurricane Ian
2023- Farmerville Tornado

our equipment

3 Feeding Trailers
2 1 Ton Trucks
2 3/4 Ton Trucks
1 40K Diesel Generator
1 Laundry/Shower Trailer
1 18 ft. BigTex Trailer
1 16 ft Dump Trailer
Several Box Trucks

1 Fork Lift
1 Warehouse
1 40x40 Tent

View our gallery of disaster relief images and see how your gifts and contributions have helped make a difference in lives who have been affected by unforseen events.


Rolling Hills Ministries is committed to making a difference in the world one person at a time by coordinating disaster relief, compassion services, international missions, recreational support, and thrift store ministries.


P.O. Box 1177, Ruston, LA 71270